GEOG 1410 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Derangement, Nationstates, Gentrification

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Human Geography 1410 Winter Exam Questions
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Professor Patricia Wood Exam Questions
In The Great Derangement, Amitav Ghosh writes that “those at the margins are now the first
to experience the future that awaits all of us.” Explain how this applies to those at social margins,
and at geographical margins.
How does the commodification of nature affect our ability to understand and address climate
change?
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What does it mean to say distance and location are absolute, relative and cognitive concepts?
Give specific examples.
Describe how the current geopolitical order of nation-states has been shaped by its history.
Why are Canadians and Americans WEIRD people, and why does it matter?
What does it mean to say that measurement of fertility rates is a “discourse”?
In The City & the City, one of the most severe crimes is “Breach.” Describe what “Breach” is
and why it is seen as such a dangerous act.
What effects of climate change are already apparent?
- Greenhouse gases
- CO2 levels increase
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In the great derangement, amitav ghosh writes that those at the margins are now the first to experience the future that awaits all of us. explain how this applies to those at social margins, and at geographical margins. Describe how the current geopolitical order of nation-states has been shaped by its history. In the city & the city, one of the most severe crimes is breach. describe what breach is and why it is seen as such a dangerous act. Why it is important to define cities at systems and systems of cities. Briefly discuss what fostered the growth of cities in any two subsequent periods of the urban revolution. Discuss the problems of the world city/mega city dichotomy. Discuss the three classical models of urban structure. Briefly trace the phases of growth and decline in the canadian urban system. Trends of urbanization in the census and discus a few of the geos used by census and statistic canada.

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